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Cat Epilepsy

Epilepsy: The Road to a Diagnosis

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that causes recurring seizures in cats. The Feline Health Center sees an average of four to five cats each...
Ascites

Ascites Is a Serious Symptom

At first glance, your cat may appear to be getting fat, but then you realize her belly looks bloated and feels squishy. She has...
Kitten

Living Life on a Tilt-a-Whirl

You took in a pregnant stray cat and have been fostering her and her kittens. The kittens are a few weeks old now and...

Understanding Antibiotics

An antimicrobial is an agent that kills microorganisms. Within the category of antimicrobials are antibiotics, antibacterials, and antifungals. All three medications can be life...
Cat cancer

Tackling Mast Cell Cancer

Mast cell tumors are the most common feline cancer of the spleen, the second most common skin tumor (accounting for 8 to 21% of...

Epidurals for Urethral Obstruction Pain

A study published in the February 2020 Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (San Antonio) evaluated the use of a caudal epidural to...

Two Antibiotics That Are Not Ideal for UTIs

A study in the January 2020 Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine retrospectively evaluated urinary tract infections (UTIs) and urine culture and susceptibility results for...

MOPP Chemotherapy Is a Viable Alternative

Lymphoma accounts for 30% of all forms of neoplasia in cats. Most feline lymphoma cases are characterized as medium to high grade, and multi-agent...

Ranitidine (Zantac) Recalled by FDA

On April 1, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested that all ranitidine (brand name Zantac) products be removed from the market due to...

Measuring Pain in Cats

We have always known that a cat in pain is less active, especially if she is battling orthopedic issues. It can be difficult, though,...

Cats Losing Sight

The first clue to vision loss in your cat is usually a behavior change. She may move more cautiously, possibly bump into things. She...

Understanding Vaccines

Vaccines, which induce an immune response that protects against infectious diseases, are vital to good feline health. Like most medical interventions, though, they do...